Accession Number : AD0874897

Title :   Suspended Sediment and Water Characteristics.

Descriptive Note : Informal rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : Ouellette, D. J.

Report Date : FEB 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : There are many variables affecting the nature and amounts of suspended material carried by the Mississippi River distributary known as South Pass. Currents, tides, winds, temperature, salinity, and river stages all contribute to the eventual dissemination and settling of suspended matter discharged into the Gulf of Mexico. Of all the facets that influence the amounts of suspended material, stages of the river must be of paramount importance. There can be no short cuts in attempts to observe and study the various phases. The experience gained by the study of one contributes somewhat to the knowledge of another. Understanding of the hydraulics and its relation to sediments at the distributary mouth is the summation of effects of the gulf and the river, as well as the elements. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RIVER CURRENTS, DEPOSITS), (*SEDIMENTATION, MEXICO GULF), DELTAS, HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, SALINITY, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, COLLOIDS, PARTICLES, TIDES, WIND, SEA WATER, TEMPERATURE, OCEAN CURRENTS, DEPTH INDICATORS, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE